Gear List - Camping

Gear List - Camping

There’s something about the great outdoors, tapping back into our primal skills and getting back to basics, which makes camping so appealing. Whether you’re comfortable in a sleeping bag on the ground under a tarp or you prefer some more of the comforts from home, this gear list gives you a good selection of the essentials plus a little more.

Clothing & Footwear

  • Long sleeve shirt (ideally quick dry)
  • T-Shirt
  • Shorts/Pants (ideally quick dry)
  • Wicking underwear
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Socks
  • Boots/Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Swimwear
  • Gaiters
  • Sun hat

If it’s cold, add in…

  • Down jacket
  • Fleece pants
  • Gloves
  • Beanie
  • Thermals

Camping Essentials

  • Map & compass
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Waterproof matches or lighter
  • Waterproof container
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Food plus an extra day’s supply
  • Whistle & signalling mirror
  • Water bottles
  • Water purification tablets
  • Tent & repair kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Small amount of money
  • Cups & utensils
  • Stove & fuel
  • Cooking set

Packs & Bags

  • Duffle bag or hybrid pack (50-80L)
  • Day pack
  • Dry bag (for wet/soiled clothes)
  • Stuff sacks for pack organisation
  • Pack rain cover

Personal Items

  • Toiletry bag
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Travel towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitation trowel
  • Sunglasses

Other Gear

  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles
  • Head net
  • Plastic bags for rubbish
  • Trip itinerary left with friend
  • Watch with altimeter
  • Packable lantern
  • Route description or guide book
  • Permits
  • Nylon cord
  • Mallet
  • Travel pillow
  • Washing up basin, utensils & detergent
  • Tea towels
  • Mosquito net
  • Fishing gear
  • Plastic buckets
  • Fire wood
  • Tarp
  • Camp table & chairs
  • Universal sink plug
  • Mobile phone or PLB
  • Camera, case & charger
  • Music player & charger

Download/Print Gear List


Note: Download/print off this gear list and check it off as you pack. However, this gear list should be used as a guide only and is not exhaustive. It is important you do your own research based on your chosen destination, planned activities, weather conditions, time of year and experience.

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